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Connections Magazine 2016 Fall

Please browse the fall features below or view the Connections PDF.

Cover image: Ric Garcia, Los Santos, 2012. From the AU Museum exhibition The Looking Glass: Artist Immigrants of Washington.

Connections Features, Fall 2016 

LeDroit Park

A Lens on Diversity in Our Cities
Michael Bader’s data is all about changing neighborhoods

Ric Garcia, Los Santos, 2012.

The Looking Glass at the AU Museum
Latin American artists and identities

Sciences Buildings

Cutting Edge Science, Cutting Edge Facilities
College invests in new homes for the sciences

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Leveling the Playing Field in Education
Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, new dean of the School of Education

Folding Map Student Summers

Summer of Opportunity
CAS LEAD Students fill their summers with leadership and adventure

Witchcraft beliefs and trust

Witchcraft, Social Capital, and Economics
Study links witchcraft and slow economic growth

Natalie Konerth on the AU field.

Natalie Knoerth: Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Math major wins second straight award for academic and athletic excellence

Michael Brenner and Lillian Klein Abensohn

Lillian Klein Abensohn
A driving force behind AU’s Center for Israel Studies

CAS 2015 Battelle-Tompkins

New Faces of CAS
CAS welcomed diverse, accomplished group of new faculty in fall 2016

Connections, the official magazine of American University's College of Arts and Sciences, provides a look into recent developments in the departments and programs, faculty and student highlights, and new directions for the college. If you would like to receive a paper copy of Connections or suggest a story, please e-mail

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